Ahoy there me mateys! So after writing me second reflections of hunter, I was in the mood for some more of Mercedes Lackey’s work. So I decided to buy and read one of her short story collections that I have had me eye on for a long time. The topic – intelligent cats in space! Of course, I kinda have a thing for ships and cats and ship cats most of all. Yup exactly what I was in the mood for.
The collection contains four short stories about human, Dick White, and his friend the telepathic ship cat named Skitty. I loved that humans had engineered intelligent cats for pest control and partnership and yet they still were cats . . . unpredictable, stubborn, choosy, and lovable. Spoiled too.
These stories are very fluffy and somewhat predictable but I absolutely adored them all. As usual Lackey’s world-building and characters are fun. The only major complaint I have is that I would like a full length novel about the further adventures of Skitty and White. The stories went by too quickly. Super short collection but worth me coin. Arrrrrr!
Side note: Isn’t the space cat picture awesome? Check out the website where I found it . . .
Goodreads has this to say about the novel:
This is a collection of the four “Shipscat” stories: SKitty; A Tail of Two SKittys; SCat; and A Better Mousetrap.
These stories tell the adventures of Dick White, cat handler for the space ship Brightwing, and the cats he is supposed to be handling. Of course, given that he’s working with cats, there is frequently the question of who is “handling” whom.
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